22nd July 2008, 11:58 PM
we've had the dogs now for a while and no one has had a problem with allergies. but the last two days we've all been sneezing and sniffling. is it possible to only now be allergic?? i'm hoping not! we've also noticed the dogs sneezing too. maybe they're allergic to us?
i've heard of dogs having allergies but.....to what? is there doggie benadryl? i guess the family could just be allergic to dust, or pollen or something?
23rd July 2008, 12:12 AM
Yes, it is definitely possible for allergies to show up late -- generally it takes a while to begin to react to something (for people) so if someone is allergic to dogs it might well take a while to start to appear. But if everyone is sneezing it sounds more likely to be environmental. An allergist can run tests that will reveal right away of anyone is allergic to dogs.
If you think the dogs have a problem then it would be wise to check them out with a vet. Dogs can have allergies to everything people can have allergies to. They can also get viruses like people. That's why if they are doing a lot of sneezing, it would be a good idea to see the vet.
In memory: Lucy
23rd July 2008, 12:27 AM
thanks, Karlin! they have an appointment on Friday morning to get scanned for their microchips, i'll ask the vet then.